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food morning on this tuesday, september 7, 2010. we take a live look at union town washington, d.c. this morning. a pleasant morning to wake up to t looks like it could warm up just slightly today. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir dhindsa. welcome to fox 5 morning news. let's get right to tucker barnes. he is cooping an eye on the weather for us. it will be a little warmer for
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us than yesterday? >> yes, a couple of degrees. today, we'll be near 90. we will have a cooldown as we get to the middle and the end of the week. let's get to the maps and talk temperatures. we were a little bit warmer than we were 24 hours ago. 70 in washington. 66? winchester. patuxent naval air station, 72. in ocean city, we are 70. still, temperatures generally comfortable across the area t will be on the warm side but it should be bright and sunny for another afternoon. there is your satellite-radar. the quiet conditions, we've got rain showers up across sections of new england and cloud cover well off the coast but we're in between the two and for us that spells more high pressure and more nice weather. so bright sunshine today. it will be warmer than it should be with highs as mentioned close to 90. mostly sunny skies and warmer than what would be typical for
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this year, 89. cooler weather on the way. i'll let you know if we have any rain on the way too. >> okay. thank you. time for a look now at our top stories. a shooting in germantown, maryland is under investigation this morning. it happened just after 15:00 last night at a home on moon ridge drive. a man was shot touring what looks like an attempted robbery. no word on the victim's condition at this hour. montgomery county police believe as many as four people may have been involved. things are really heating up in the race for the ward 5 d.c. council seat. one candidate is accusing another of stealing his campaign signs from a supporter's private property. but was it campaign trickery or just a misunderstanding? fox 5's bob barnard is on the story. >> reporter: one of the newer small businesses in the district's ward 5, capital city, diner on bladensburg road northeast, is now at the center of a brewing political scandal, captured for all to see by the
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restaurant's surveillance camera. these are images of kathy henderson, running as an independent for city council, removing her opponent's campaign signs from in front of the diner. >> politics has no place for that. here is a business owner that has supported me because he thinks i've done good work and for someone to come down and that is how she has been, trying to intimidate someone into the way she thinks it should be. >> reporter: ms. henderson she did this after a conversation with the diner's owner. >> we talked about the signs an he asked me to remove the signs and he said he put them up because he felt sorry for mr. thomas. >> reporter: capital city diner is closed on mondays. i spoke with its owner by telephone. >> i just think it's crazy. i knew politics were nuts but i didn't know this t. was this crazy. >> reporter: ashburn says he is a big time supporter of thomas an never asked henderson to remove anything from his property. >> it's just crazy. i can't think of why any reasonable person would act
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that way. >> reporter: both ashburn and thomas say they have filed police reports accusing henderson of being a thief. >> it is fortunate that we have video surveillance because it shows clearly what happened on that particular day. >> clearly, i'm not stealing. i'm just replacing signs at mr. ashburn's request and for him to take this and use it as an act of sabotage is truly disappointing and it is disheartening. >> reporter: henderson says the fenty signs she put up were at the owner ashburn's request but he has thrown them in a pile behind the diner. bob barnard, fox 5 news. >> harry thomas says a large banner stolen from the diner cost his campaign about $200. ms.henderson says he is using detention to run his campaign. metro says it will be open for business as usual this morning. maintenance work closed five stations on the red line over the long holiday weekend.
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they are scheduled to open in just about a half hour at 5:00 a.m. turning to sports now, a tough loss for the virginia tech hokies at fedex field. they fell to third ranked boise state 33-30. boise state scored the winning touchdown with just offer a minute remaining. and the maryland terps held on to beat navy 17-14. straight ahead, we have weather, traffic and all of your morning news. good morning. we take a live look at the washington monument on this beautiful tuesday, september 7, 2010. hard to believe we are getting close to fall. certainly may not feel like it too much today but we'll get you through it. good morning. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir dhindsa. welcome to fox 5 morning news. it was a little warm yesterday. a little warm again today. it is supposed to be going into
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fall, right? >> well, that is typical of this time of year. we'll transition and it will feel like fall around here as we get into thursday and friday so enjoy the next couple of days if you hike the summertime heat, and i know a lot of people do. we'll talk temperatures. generally seeking, we are five to eight, 10 degrees warmer than we were 4 hours ago. still very nice out there. 10degrees warm -- 10 degrees warmer than we were 24 hours ago. we'll have bright sunshine and warm temperatures with plenty of blue sky. highs expected in the upper 80s to about 90. so that is a good 10 degrees above where we should be this time of year. but unlike july and august, when the heat wouldn't go away t won't last forever this week. it will be pushed to the south
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bay bilate in the day tomorrow. so enjoy the heat. 86 in winchester and 89 in waldorf. >> should be a nice day for all those kids going back to school. >> an julie wright will be keeping an eye on the kids and the buses out there. >> i thought for a second, you were going to throw me back in school. >> a lot of kids back in school a change in the traffic pattern again. this is it folks. no more breaks until fall break and thanksgiving. keep an eye out for the little ones making their way to the bus stop. on the interstates, lanes are open. overnight roadwork cleared along # 70 northbound if you are continuing north of falls road past 28, no problems there. -- overnight roadwork cleared along 270 northbound. no trouble spots on the beltway between college park and bethesda. traveling across the american legion bridge, your lanes are open. this happens to be the shot of
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the beltway north of the robinson terminal. coming from springfield headed up toward 66, lanes are open. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. making headlines this morning, montgomery county police are investigating a shooting. they say a man was shot during what happened to be a robbery attempt at a home on moon ridge drive in germantown. the victim was taken to the hospital. his condition is unknown right now. police believe as many as four people may have been involved in this incident. so far, there havbeen no arrests. it is back to school today for students across virginia and coming up a little later on this morning in our 6:00 hour, the superintendent of arlington public schools, dr. pat murphy, will join us live to talk about what is ahead for the school year there. and in our 7:00, the superintendent of fairfax county schools, dr. jack dale, is scheduled to join us live to talk about what is going on there. now, to another big story.
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the countdown is on to primary elections in d.c. and we are just one week oud and the race for -- one week out and the race for mayor is really heating up. sherry ly has the latest for us. >> reporter: good morning. today, mayor adrian fenty received a much-needed endorsement from the washington examiner which said that fenty deserves and d.c. needs him for four more years citing his improvement in schools, city services and reducing crime. but in polls, his challenger, council chairman vincent gray holds a sizable lead with one week to go before the primary. fenty spent the labor day crisscrossing the city trying to close the gap with his challenger, the undergoing incumbent mayor ramped up his message at rallies across the city. gray headed to ward four, fenty's home turf, which is
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turning into a major battleground. he met with teachers. mayor fenty touted his record. >> these these days when you walk around d.c., people don't even -- they don't even pay any attention. they take for granted that their services are going to work. that is as we want it. >> we want to hear from everybody. we want it hear from teachers, parents, administrators. even though every decision might not go the way the people want it to go, i think they will feel like they've been heard and respected in the process. >> reporter: now, for the first time, the district does have early voting and it is hard to know which candidate will benefit from that. this is one of the polling places here at heinz junior high school here in southeast d.c. there are five locations across the city where people can vote before tuesday's primary. now, here in d.c., this is the primary election but traditionally, the person would wins the primary is the person who wins the mayor's race in the general election.
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that is the late here in southeast. sherry ly, fox 5 news. now to the controversy in the race for the ward 5 d.c. council seat. one candidate is accusing another of stealing his campaign signs from a supporter's private property. the owner of capital city diners says kathy henderson, the independent candidate for ward 5, removed harry thomas and kwame brown signs from his restaurant and replaced them with mayor fenty signs. the ordeal was all caught on camera too outside the restaurant on bladensburg road in northeast. ms.henderson says she did this after a conversation with the diner's owner. >> we talked about the signs and he asked me to remove the signs and he said he initially put them up because he felt sorry for mr. thomas. >> it is just fortunate that we have video surveillance because it shows clearly what happened on that particular day and there is no disputing that. >> the diner's owner, matt ashburn, says he never asked henderson to remove anything from his property. both he and councilmember thomas say they have filed
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police reports accusing henderson of theft. now to maryland, the gloves are on in the race for governor. republican bob ehrlich released his first ad called let's get to work. he says maryland is in worse shape than it was four years ago due to debt, higher taxes and few are jobs to go around. his democratic opponent, governor martin o'malley's campaign blasted the ad calling it a pie in the sky ad. they say ehrlich is distorting the facts and making empty promises. we'll hear from both candidates coming up in our next half hour. the president has a new plan to revive the economy, he says. president obama spent part of his labor day holiday in milwaukee announcing a proposal to spark the sagging economy with a new spending program. a fox news white house correspondent mike emmanuel explains the new stimulus focuses on long-term instruct spending. >> reporter: president obama laid out his plan to stimulate the economy by pumping some $50
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bill wrong into the nation's rs, roads, railways and runways. >> i want america to have the best infrastructure in the world. we used to have the best infrastructure in the world. we can have it again. >> reporter: the plan will call for rebuilding 150,000 miles of road, construct or maintain 4,000 miles of rails across the country and rehabilitate or reconstruct 150 miles of runway. >> we want it set up an infrastructure bank to leverage federal dollars and focus on the smartest investments. we'll continue our strategy to build a national high-speed rail network that reduces congestion and travel times and reduces harmful emissions. >> reporter: the proposal would require approval from congress which is highly uncertain with many lawmakers and voters worried about adding to federal deficits that are already sky high. the president made infrastructure a major part of the bill congress pasted last year. senator john mccain talked
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about his former adversary's handling of the economy on fox news sunday. >> the economic policies have failed. and he can argue about jobs created, jobs saved. but the fact is when they passed the stimulus package, they said unemployment would be a maximum of 8%. it is now 9.6%. enough said. >> reporter: a senior white house official says they would consider closing a number of special tax breaks for oil and gas companies to pay for the proposal. mike emmanuel, fox news. >> this is one of several presidential jobs initiatives in the run-up to the november elections. tomorrow, president obama is expected to propose a permanent extension of tax credits for business owners who invest in research and development. a devastating fire claims the lives of some helpless animals. coming up next, the flames captured on video as people rush to try to save dozens of thoroughbred horses. we are checking more headline as well coming up just after this break. 
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a devastating fire claims the lives of 27 thoroughbred horses. three barns went up in flames in west virginia. dozens of people nearby including workers from charlestown casino tried to help those animals. they were able to save 20 horses but fire investigators say the flames just spread too quickly in the wooden barn. wildfires in the colorado foothills destroyed more homes overnight and forced more than 1,000 people to evacuate their homes. the wildfires are covering more than five square miles northwest of boulder. some erratic winds are spreading the flames and 100 firefighters are battling the fires as well. one of nine teenagers who helped change the face of the civil rights movement has died. jefferson thomas was one of the
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little rock nine, a group of teenagers who integrated little rock's central high school in 1959. it was the first real test of the supreme court's did he segregation honor. he died of bank rattic cancer. he was 67 years old. how did you spend your summer? a new poll is out and you might be surprised at what many people say they didn't do. that is straight ahead. what a beautiful day we had yesterday with temperatures in the 80s. going to be close to 90 today but more sunshine in the forecast. julie wright is back with a look at your on-time traffic. we'll have a busy day of traffic. we have all the details coming up. this is the back to school list.
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the farmers need the rain. ungrantly not in the forecast the next couple of days. we'll take the sunshine while we got it. let's get to yesterday and -- what happened yesterday? i don't remember. 87 at reagan national. 84 at dulles. bwi marshall, 82. so generally in the mid-80s during the day. it was beautiful, lots of sunshine. again, no real humidity during the day yesterday. i think humidity will be up just a touch but not compared to what we had to deal with around here for most of july and august. so kind of a summery feel out there later this afternoon and again tomorrow up ahead of a cold front which i'll show you here on our satellite in just a second. these temperatures a little warmer than they were at this hour. 70 right now in washington. we are 66 in gaithersburg. 61 for you in frederick. 60 in martinsburg. afternoon high temperatures will be just a few degrees
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warmer than they were yesterday. still, all in all, generally a nice day, mostly sunny skies expected. just a few clouds in the forecast. can you see how quiet it is. we do have a frontal system off it our north bringing some rain showers across upstate new york. they won't get in here for those of us that want to see the rain to the lawn. this is a cold front which will bring us noticeably cooler and drier air. that will get through here during the day tomorrow. that will come strolling through late in the day tomorrow and after a warm one today and tomorrow, we'll be in for very, very nice conditions. much cooler as we get into the end of the week. here is a look at the tropical storm hermine. wind are starting to dissipate a little bit. it is now moving inland about 20 miles to the north and west of brownsville, texas. continues to push off to the north and west. they will get a lot of rain across eastern and southern sections of texas during the day today. our forecast a good one, lots
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of sunshine, mostly sunny skies. warm for this time of year. 89 for your afternoon high. the all-important five-day forecast features dry weather through the rest of the week here. 89 this afternoon. overnight lows near 70 tonight and then we'll cool it down behind that cold front. thursday, friday, saturday, daytime highs only about 80 with a lot of sunshine. so it will be beautiful. let's get to some traffic and julie wright has the latest on those roadways. quiet now, right, but not later. >> i was out at the gaithersburg parade and people were asking about you. they wanted to know where you were and how you were doing so i told them that we already had enough clowns in the parade that maybe next year you would make an appearance. >> julie, you worked on that one all day long. >> i spent all day. they were asking about you. i told them you said hello. lanes are open, no problems reported leaving colesville road headed over to 270. southbound 270, lanes are open with light traffic volume.
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no incidents to report on 95 257bd 95. i think we'll see a change in our traffic patterns with everyone getting back to school, coming home from vacation. -- no rents to report on 95 and 295. a change in the traffic pattern along m street. m street now permitted to make the left turn and head northbound on wisconsin avenue. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. five metro stations closed for the labor day weekend are set to reopen for your morning commute here soon. crews worked all weekend long on part of the red line. they replaced old track switches and installed some new track, tunnel safety lights and fiberoptic cables to improve cell phone access down there. the takoma park, silver spring, forest glen, wheaton an glenmont stations reopen today in just a few minutes at 5:00 a.m. swimmers really enjoyed their last laps in d.c.'s outdoor pools yesterday. beginning today, only one
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outdoor pool will remain open. the east potomac pool is heated and will not close until october 17th. can you go to and look under web links for a complete list of locations and hours for indoor pools. as travelers return home from the holiday weekend, they will be greet bid a harsh reality. there are only two weeks left of summer. and as fall approaches, some americans are reflexing on exactly whether they did and how the economy played a part. fox's brenda flannigan explains. we went camping. >> we decided to stay home. >> reporter: what did do you of americans, summer is prime vacation time being time to get away from it all for a few days or longer. but for more and more people, a vacation trip is just a dream. >> she went to florida this year but i couldn't because i didn't have enough money and it
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was expensive to get into all the parks and everything. >> reporter: more and more people blame the economy for cutting down on their vacation plans. >> this is an issue that will not go away even if you are on vacation. what we are seeing though is the types of activities that people take part in during the summer are those that don't cost a whole lot. >> reporter: according to a new rasmussen poll, the top vacation activities are those that are free. 69% of americans said they read books this summer. 06% watched fireworks and 59% spent time playing cards or board games. >> maybe it is not something you do every single day but being part of that fourth of july or after a baseball game fireworks display is something that americans have come to expect with summer vacation. >> reporter: the rasmussen survey also showed that 59% enjoyed cookouts or barbecues. 52% took a dip in the pool or lake and 48% took in a movie. but according to the rasmussen survey, only 35% of americans went to the beach for their
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summer vacation. >> i see my friends going to the beach because they already had jobs from before the economy crashed. i couldn't go with them. >> reporter: and many people like these in philadelphia took a staycation for at least part of the summer. >> some people even prior to the economy getting bad, couldn't afford to do anything now. >> they hope the economy is better next year. summer is coming to an end but can you still work up quite a sweat at the gym. coming up next, called hot yo gabba gabba arc you may have heard of it and think you can handle it. we'll show what you it takes to get through this workout when we come back. a late-night thriller in college football as virginia tech tried to knock off the number three team in the nation. we'll have more on that when we return. you are watching fox 5 morning news. ]
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some thrilling college football action at fedex field last night and a tough loss for the virginia tech hokies. they fell for third-ranks boise state 33-06789 the hokies battled back from an early 17- point testify sit to take the lead but they couldn't hold onto it. boise state scored the winning touchdown with just over a minute remaining. to baltimore now, maryland versus navy this, one also came down to the wire. the terps stopped navy at the goal line with less than a minute remaining. they held on to deceit the midshipmen 17-14. now to the nfl and good news for the redskins. coach mike shanahan says starting quarterback donovan mcnabb will play in the sunday night opener against dallas. he practiced yesterday after sitting out the last two week with a sprain the left ankle. he took snaps with the starters and showed no signs that his ankle was still bothering hip. it is feeling a little more like fall around here but summer is not gone quite yet. still some high temperatures in the forecast. so why not get your body red
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queue a little bit of heat at the last minute. some say hot yoga is a great way to train yourself for the sweltering temperatures and lose a little weight too. we have a report. >> reporter: i'm here at bikram yo gabba gabba a drinking -- at bikram yoga. this is known as hot yoga and that is because the studio feels like a sauna. the inside temperature is kept at 100 to 105 degrees with a humidity of 40 to other%. >> the idea is to stay as calm as possible when you are in an environment that feels uncomfortable, whether or not it is heat or anything else in your life. >> reporter: five minutes in the class and my leftover make- up was melting off my face and i could already feel the sweat. >> keep a long spine.
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>> this was created by a man in the early 1970s. the it is a 90-minute class that involve the same series of 26 poses and two breathing exercises every single time. donna rubin is the codirector and founder of bikram yoga nyc. she believes that hot yoga helps your body to better tolerate the hot upper days. >> when you are sweating in and in a heated room and you go outside in the summer, you don't feel like it is very hot out anymore. >> reporter: the excess sweating is said to cleanse the body of toxins and i saw sweat like i have never seen sweat before pouring out from from head to toe. the heated studio is thought to allow for deeper stretching. >> how are you feeling right now. >> wonderful. excellent. >> you have less risk of being injured because your body is nice and warm. >> reporter: critics say it is possible to overstretch and create an injury.
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extreme heat can stress the entire cardiovascular system. anyone with an underlying medical condition should be extremely cautious. >> have you ever felt nauseous, light-headed? >> absolutely. i never passed out. i felt nauseous before. >> reporter: true yoga lovers keep on coming back for more. >> i started for flexibility and then i just got hooked. >> starting to feel a little bit better. have you to surrender to the heat and let it go. >> reporter: an hour and a half later, the class finally ends. max was also trying it for the first time. a long 90 minutes, right? >> it was a long 90 minutes. >> we made t right? >> we did. we did a good job. >> are you coming back? >> i'm coming back. i'll be back. >> there is something called heat training or that teaches your body to perform better in the heat t takes at least a couple of week to see the benefit and you lose it
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